|Professor Tim Beach and Professor Sheryl Luzzader-Beach |
in the tropical lowlands of Central America.
Image Courtesy of Tim Beach, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Rachel Griess, of The University of Texas at Austin, has written an interesting article about how the Maya culture of Central America altered their environment which still as lasting implications for today.
"While some studies suggest that deforestation and other land use contributed to warming and drying of the regional climate by the Classic Period (1700-1100 years ago), many existing forests are still influenced by Maya activities, with many structures, terraces and wetlands still existing today, researchers said."
For more information,
- Ancient Maya impacts on the Earth's surface: An Early Anthropocene analog? (PDF available)
- Tim Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Duncan Cook, Nicholas Dunning, Douglas J. Kennett, Samantha Krause, Richard Terry, Debora Trein, Fred Valdez. Quaternary Science Reviews. Volume 124. September 2015. Pages 1-30.
- The Maya: History, Culture, & Religion
- livescience.com, December 6, 2013.
- Archaeology in Belize
- Institute of Archaeology: national Institute of Culture and History.
- Maya Setting
- Pre History
- Mayan Time Periods
- The Maya of Belize and their neighbors
- The Maya Cultural Achievements
- Astronomy, Calendars, and Mathematics
- Cosmology and Religion
- Architecture and Art
- Living Maya Time: Sun, Corn, and the Calendar Online Exhibit
- National Museum of the American Indian.
- Aztec and Maya Law: An Online Exhibit and Bibliography
- The University of Texas at Austin: Tarleton Law Library: Jamail Center for Legal Research
- Maya Rise & Fall Map
- National Geographic.com
- UNESCO World Heritage
- Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
- Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
- El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
- Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
- Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
- El Salvador
- Maya Site of Copan
- Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
- Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
- Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
- Sian Ka'an
- Tikal National Park
- Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Exhibit Promo
- Science Museum of Minnesota Youtube Channel, 2013